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GLENDALE GLITTERS SPECTACULAR WEEKEND (NOVEMBER 29 & NOVEMBER 30)
Glendale’s holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and Arizona.
The stunning display of 1.6 million LED lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.
This year the 26th Anniversary of Glendale Glitters kicks off on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30.
The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday light display remains lit nightly through Jan. 11, 2020, from 5 – 10 p.m. each evening. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information on additional holiday festivals, call the Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299.
PARKING: Event attendees will have the option and convenience of paying for preferred parking in the two downtown garages, located at City Hall, at 59th and Glenn Drive and Bank of America Building, at 58th and Glenn Drives. Free parking shuttles are available (4:30-10pm) November 29 and 30 from Glendale Community College, located at 59th and Olive avenues in the north parking lots. Access is from 59th Avenue, north of Olive Avenue.
PLEASE NOTE: Handicapped parking is available at no charge in the two parking garages, with either handicapped placard or license plate.
Downtown Festivals FAQ
1. What are the festival dates?
a. Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend: November 29-30, 2019, 5-10 pm
b. Glendale Glitter & Glow: January 11, 2020, 4-10 pm
2. How can I become a vendor at a Downtown Festival?
a. To get onto the email notification list of when applications are posted, please fill out this form https://form.jotform.com/51586252198968
b. How do I submit my information to perform at a future Downtown Festival? https://form.jotform.com/51585753105961
3. Where can I park for the festivals?
a. There is $10 paid parking available at the City Hall and Bank of America parking garage located at 5800 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301.
b. The handicap spaces are free in the parking garages and are based on availability.
c. For Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend and Glitter & Glow, there is a free shuttle offered from Glendale Community College.
d. There are surrounding surface lots that are also available around the area.
4. Is there a shuttle offered to Downtown?
a. For Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend and Glitter & Glow there is a free shuttle, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, offered from Glendale Community College
b. The shuttle pick-up at Glendale Community College is in the North lot (off 59th and Vogel)
c. The shuttle departs Glendale Community college 30 minutes prior to the festival start time and the last shuttle departs Downtown at 10:15 each night offered.
5. What dates / times will the lights be on?
a. Lights turn on with the Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend. Friday evening at 6 pm
b. They remain on nightly through Glitter & Glow from 5-10 pm
6. What happens in Downtown on the nights there are no festivals?
a. The holiday lights remain on each evening from 5-10 pm
b. On select nights a horse and carriage rides are offered. The cost is $25 per carriage and up to 6 people per carriage
c. Downtown shops and restaurants are open. For a list of these businesses please visit
7. For Glitter & Glow, what are the hours for the glowing balloons?
a. The balloons will be glowing from dark until 10 pm.
8. For Glitter & Glow, will the event be cancelled if it rains?
a. No, the event will not be cancelled if it rains. Generally, people still attend the event and are prepared with umbrellas, etc.
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